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Ask the Experts What Are Some Ways to Get A New Pet Acclimated To Your Home?

Jul 02, 2019 03:03PM

Q: What are some ways to get a new pet acclimated to your home?
A: If you’re preparing for a new puppy, take or send a small blanket to the breeder to use with Mom and her babies. When you bring your puppy home, the smells on the blanket will be familiar and comforting. With all new pets, it’s best to take things slowly so as not to overwhelm them. Let them explore at their own pace, and be sure you have a comfy bed/safe spot for them. Most pets like a routine, so immediately be consistent about feeding times, potty breaks, exercise, and sleep. It’s all about patience and love. Over time, your pet will adjust and become a happy member of your family.

— Melisse LeWeck,
Store Manager

The Doggie Bag

1070 Pleasant Grove Boulevard, Roseville


Q: Is it safe and necessary to vacuum a hand-woven rug?
A: Yes, as long as it’s not damaged and in need of repairs. Rugs can collect all kinds of dust and dirt from the air and your shoes; furthermore, dirt particles can be very sharp and damage the fibers if not removed regularly. Regular vacuuming, along with regular deep cleaning done by a professional, is the best way to keep your rug looking its best and will help maintain your rug’s beauty for years to come.
—The Specialists

6009 Auburn Boulevard,
Suite 150, Citrus Heights